2012 Melka Mekerra
Sauvignon Blanc
Knights Valley

The second vintage of mountain fruit Sauvignon blanc to be produced from our vineyard at 2300 foot elevation in Knights Valley.  It is intensely aromatic - exhibiting notes of flowers, guava and stone fruits such as peach, nectarine and apricot.  The seductive aromatics alone are enough to transport the soul.  The structure of this wine is viscous and rich but with just the right balance of acidity to create incredible finesse.  Once again, a testament to a varietal planted in the proper soil at the hands of a worldclass winemaker.

  97% SAUVIGNON BLANC and 3% MUSCADELLE

100% BARREL FERMENTED

100% KNIGHTS VALLEY

Production: 220 cases
Bottling: June, 2014
Aging: 23 months 100% new French oak
Release: October 28, 2013

"This amazing Sauvignon blanc from this high elevation vineyard shows how seductive and powerful a white wine can be.  This wine should be served only slightly chilled to allow the full expression of the aromatics."

- Philippe & Cherie Melka, proprietors